American Legion Post 212, 602 Hampton Ave., will hold an A-MAIZE-ing Festival today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature a variety of corn breads and an antique bike and car show. Gumbo or barbecue dinners will also be available for $7. Vendors are welcome, and tables cost $15. For more information, call Mildred Floyd at 803-979-2300 or Minnie Mitchell at 803-649-1642.
The Ridge Spring Miss Harvest Festival beauty pageant will be held today at the Ridge Spring Civic Center at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Young ladies from birth to 20 are able to compete. The application deadline was Oct. 9. For more information, call 803-637-5383 or 803-275-3241.
The DuPont Planetarium at the USC Aiken Ruth Patrick Science Education Center will show Larry Cat in Space at 7 p.m. and To the Moon and Beyond at 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, $2.50 for students 4K through 12th grade and $1 for USCA students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit www.rpsec.usca.edu.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.
Cold Creek Nurseries will offer a Halloween Fairy Garden Workshop today at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $25 and includes soil, a container, soil cover, pathway pebbles and a few creepy extras. For more information or to register, call 803-648-3592.
The 14th annual Parkinson Walk and second Moving Day event will be held today at the walking track of the Family Y, 3570 Wheeler Road, Augusta. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. There is no registration fee, but donations are welcome.
Augusta Christian Singles will hold a dance today from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans, Ga. Free dance lessons will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for guests. Annual membership is $25.
The Town of Jackson will hold its sixth annual Hook and Cook Festival today at the Jackson Community Center and Pavilion. Entertainment began Friday night with the Palmetto Groove Party Band and will continue all day today. A barbecue cook-off and fishing tournament will be held today. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, call the Town Hall at 803-471-2228 or Lynn Sullivan at 803-471-9778.
The fourth annual Wags to Wishes event to the Paw Prints Foundation will be held today from 7 to 10 p.m. at Taylor BMW. For more information, visit www.pawprintsfoundation.org.
The Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., will offer Furniture Refinishing Techniques 101 today from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call the center at 803-641-9094.
Destiny Leaders will host the Aiken County Youth Got Talent Show today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the River of Life Church, 1411 York St. N.E. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for teens ages 12 to 18 and $1 for those younger than 11. Proceeds will benefit Destiny Leaders’ 2013-2014 Youth Program. Tickets are available at the Destiny Leaders office, 506 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, and at the door. For more information, visit www.destinyleaders.org.
The Aiken Area Myelinators MS self-help group will meet today at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program will be Everyday Matters: Living Your Best Life with MS and will feature a DVD interview with Shawn Achor, author of “The Happiness Advantage.” This is a two-part program. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Savannah River Woodturners’ will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at 144 N. BelAir Road, Evans, Ga. Lyle Glascock will demonstrate small jigs and turnings. For more information, call Lee Carey at 706-627-8373.
The Columbia Museum of Art will host a Spooktacular Night at the Museum today from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature a spooky-themed tour, a haunted gallery hunt and the opportunity to create Halloween art. The even will also offer dinner, a performance by Lunch Money and a trip to the Garden of Curiosities. The cost is $20 per family and free for museum members. For more information, visit www.columbiamuseum.org.
The Martha Schofield High School Class of 1967 will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Silver Bluff Fire Department, 2347 Silver Bluff Road. If residents can’t attend, call Pat at 803-270-5167 or Janie at 803-336-3755.
The South Aiken NJROTC will hold a breakfast fundraiser today from 8 to 10 a.m. at Fatz Cafe, 996 Pine Log Road. The cost is $7 and includes pancakes, sausage links, fruit cup and a drink. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
The Just Us variety band will play today from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the DAV building. Admission is $6. For more information, call Carroll Matthews at 803-640-4114.
The Aiken Knights of Columbus for Intellectual Disabilities will collect donations for its Project Hope Tootsie Roll Campaign today from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Sam’s Club, the Northside Walmart, the Southside Walmart and Lowe’s.
The Cedar Creek Ladies Club will hold its Clean Sweep and Good Stuff Emporium today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. Admission is one nonperishable food item.
UPS and Gregg Park Civic Center will hold a Spooky Zumbathon charity event today. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. The Zumbathon will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. This event is for ages 8 and older and will benefit the Golden Harvest Food Bank’s It’s Spooky to be Hungry food drive. Admission is $5 or five canned goods.
Depot Jam will be held today at the Aiken Visitor’s Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E., at 10 a.m. All bluegrass musicians are invited to participate. For more information, call Jeff Myers at 803-221-1141.
Sunday, Oct. 20
The Aiken Knights of Columbus for Intellectual Disabilities will collect donations for its Project Hope Tootsie Roll Campaign on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Sam’s Club, the Northside Walmart, the Southside Walmart and Lowe’s.
The Aiken-Barnwell Genealogical Society will meet at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Dr. Keith Stephenson of the Savannah River Archaeological Research program will be the guest speaker. His topic will be research on Graniteville. For more information, call 803-649-4605.
The Aiken County Habitat for Humanity will hold a mortgage burning ceremony for a Habitat homeowner at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center.